The third-floor apartment the actor Anthony Rapp once shared with his parents in Lower Manhattan is on the market for $2.75 million.
A two-bedroom, two-bath apartment with original details dating back to 1910, the unit has “overall charming original details, a spectacular city view, a stunning staircase,” according to LIV Sotheby’s broker James Hutcheson, who has the listing. It also has “high ceiling, large windows, and laundry room behind the kitchen with jet piping and other modern conveniences.”
The apartments in the building, located at 17 High Street, a 10-minute walk from Wall Street, is currently about one-third full, Mr. Hutcheson said. It is being marketed as being a “mature, high quality high density building in New York City,” which generally limits condos to about 150 percent of the size of a normal apartment. “This apartment would have to be one of the largest apartments in the building,” Mr. Hutcheson said.
Mr. Rapp bought the apartment in 1978, when he was 9 years old. Its current owner, Murray Fanning, a 44-year-old investment banker, purchased the unit on Sept. 18, 1999 for $395,000, city records show.
Mr. Fanning took the time to respond to an email request for comment and even reached out directly to Mr. Rapp’s account at the Hamilton Heights Academy.
“As you may be aware, Anthony and his family had lived in my apartment in Lower Manhattan during my first year at Hamilton Heights,” Mr. Fanning wrote. “He was preteens and still attending HS, so I actually knew him pretty well then and always enjoyed how much respect he held for my mother. Anthony was very generous with his time and effort, and he became very close friends with my wife and I.”
Over the years, Mr. Fanning moved to Germany, returned to Manhattan and has now moved back to Tennessee, where he now teaches music, according to Mr. Hutcheson.
“It’s been a joy to watch Anthony become an award-winning actor, and he is now the co-star of a hit television show,” Mr. Fanning wrote. “As a singer and composer myself, I think it’s great he has so much success — however, as far as the apartment is concerned, I hope he’ll have an enjoyable time selling it with [his real estate agent] Drew and get even more for it in his new home.”
Mr. Fanning said he has “no immediate plans to move,” adding, “I have enjoyed living in NYC, the neighborhood and apartments have all been great. I know Anthony would have no regrets about owning a home in New York.
“Anthony and his family moved out of the apartment just about 10 years ago,” Mr. Fanning wrote. “Although they’ve certainly enjoyed their fame since then, I know they’ll make every effort to find a place in NYC or New Jersey that will suit Anthony and his family. I’d love to hear back from Anthony about selling the apartment.”